Saturday, October 21, 2006

October Journal Quilt

Here is my October Journal quilt. It's made with real leaves, that I collected outside. I layed them on a piece of a potato bag (it was a colorless mesh bag), then I used Modge-Pdge on them. It's for decopage. You could probably use white school glue too. After bothe sides were covered & dry, I layed a piece of gold tulle over the top & quilted around the leaves. I put a few bits of painted, & burned dryer sheets for borders, did some hand beading, & a bit of funky yarn for the edges.

It was fun!

13 comments:

sue b said...

Very cool! So the modge podge preserves the leaves so that they don't mold and disintergrate over time? It's the perfect time to pick leaves here in NE with all the wonderful colors, I think I'll have to try this.

Deb H said...

Well Sue B, this is an experiment! I don't know how well it will preserve them. & I still handel this piece with care.

Melodie said...

Where do you come up with this stuff?!!

debraspincic said...

I keep saving those little mesh red bags from cherry tomatoes. Want them?! You are so clever--I need to go be clever instead of being the big hoarder!

Barbara C said...

What a great project. It's amazing that you can stitch (and so evenly) around the leaves.

Deb Geyer said...

Very nice, Deb! You are so good at coming up with found treasures!

DubiQuilts said...

Wow what a great idea!

I have been saving leaves for years and storing them in books. I may have to add a few to a quilt. Thanks for the idea.

Micki said...

Great piece, Deb. I've used the modge podge, but don't know if it will preserve the leaves. Seems like it would though.

Sande said...

This is VERY interesting. Your experimental work is always so much fun to see and motivates me to want to try more and more in my work too.

Kim said...

Very clever! Now, if you can "capture" some snow for your December Journal Quilt...

Granny Fran said...

I never know what to expect with your journal quilts. These leaves are quite beautiful, I'm amazed that you cold stitch through this, but the result is great.

Will I ever get up the nerve to try some out of sight techniques?

Allison said...

Way cool, Deb!

diva of quilts said...

I'll have to try that with Annika. She has a leaf project to do and all the leaves we put in the books to dry turned brown.